January 07, 2015

CHENNAI, India (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open by beating Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday.

The top-seeded Swiss, looking for his third title in Chennai, is preparing to defend his lone Grand Slam title later this month in Melbourne.

Wawrinka will next play eighth-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who defeated Elias Ymer of Sweden 6-4, 6-3.

Fourth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium and Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria also advanced.

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